the design of the PS3 is adequate, and both in theory and in practice(as reported by many users)the CD reproduction should be audibly flawless.
Damn; that is what I was afraid of. I need to test it a bit more. I was using older CD's and one of low critical listening quality, but I still can't logically explain why CDs would sound so bright (no, harsh) compared to every other format. As soon as I heard it I immediately switched over to a few MP3s saved on my PS3 (of equally old vintage) and they sounded 5 times better/smoother/more controlled/accurate in the upper range. I'm going to try Jakewash's idea this weekend. Anybody know if the same DACs are used for MPS/WMA playback as the CD? I assume so, hope I am wrong.
Thanks for the input, and sorry to hijack yet another thread. I need to change my Avatar to a damn pirate.
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